Review of Country Stoves --- Striker -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
prior to Nov. 2004*)
Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 500 | House Size (Sq feet): 1600
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: $1,300
Location : Petaluma, CA 94952, United States
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Warming Trends
Trouble-free. Good draft, chimney draws well, and it's easy to get a fire going in it.
The glass window apparently becomes pretty fragile when hot. We broke it once when it hit a log when closing. It was expensive to buy a replacement ($110 plus a new gasket), but we were able to install it ourselves with no trouble.
Overall, we've been very happy with our stove. It heats the big front room very well, but because the back rooms are separated by a long hallway, the heat doesn't get to the back of the house. Winters here aren't very cold, but they are wet, and the stove not only heats the living room but takes the dampness out of the air.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004